I am UP this pregnancy. maybe I'm bad - I am mostly concentrating on nutrition, I get all my advice from myself (instincts) and the internet
I randomly take my b/p at pharmacies that have the machines where you can check for free
I run steady and quite low so no issues there. I take vitamins (kid's chewable as they are cheaper AND contain more, and a flic acid tab and plus calcium.)
I am vegetarian so I have to be especially careful with nutrition anyways. esp. now as I cant just go eat a steak for protein - although I prefer veganism I am giving into all cheese cravings for protein/calcium. plus I believe pregnant, my body KNOWS that it needs, not been vegetarian long enough to auto-crave something besides cheese.
and ugh, I uptake on the water. I hate drinking water. I add lemon ><
I cut out a lot of sugar (a miracle for me) then again I have no craving for it.
but otherwise, I am checking no protein in urine (I feel that if something goes wrong I'd know and crave more protein of course) and not checking weight either. I am very small and so I am not worried about putting on too much too fast, or anything like that. also with no weight issues and no family history of GD (which I am not convinced is typically even truly real, that glucose test is crap O.o) so I dont have issues - again I know my body, I will notice a problem. as I had THEIR prenatal care with my last I already know it's a joke. and I dont need U/S or anything. my body knows how to grow a baby
here is the google link to a thread here, this thread is what finally convinced me to join this forum
since everything I was googling was coming from here anyways. the links are good, basically telling you that all a sOB is doing anyways and you can do all of it yourself.http://www.mothering.com/discussions.../t-286494.html